Matera 2019

On 8th and 9th May Matera will celebrate Europe Day in collaboration with Materahub. It will be a remarkable occasion for building up a broad open debate on what European citizenship means, in terms of identity and values rather than only in a formal  sense, highlighting the new opportunities Europe offers. We will meet girls and boys as they are the ones who hold Europe’s future in their hands.


Tuesday 8th May  from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
"Bar Europa" with the students of the schools of Matera
Burbaca – Via XX Settembre, 14, Matera

«Europe is mainly a café full of people and words.» This idea gave birth to the format “Bar Europa” as conceived by Michele Gerace, who will enliven the debate on this occasion.
Expert in European Union policy and laws,  Michele Gerace is the President of the O.S.E.C.O (Osservatorio sulle Strategie Europee per la Crescita e l'Occupazione -  Observatory for European Employment and Growth Strategies) and the host of the namesake radio programme within the Rock Night Show broadcast on Radio Godot.

Wednesday 9th May from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 a.m.
Matera 2019, Europe to us and we in Europe
Aula Magna at Liceo Scientifico “Dante Alighieri” in Matera

Co-design workshop with the high school students in the 4th and 5th grades of the schools of Matera aimed at building new opportunities of connection to Europe in the ECoC year. The meeting facilitators will be Raffaele Vitulli from Materahub, Stefania Clemente from the Comincenter, Lucia Ygritte member of the association B-Link, Giuseppe Colucci member of Associazione Mt-Europe, Rossella Tarantino and Massimiliano Eustachio Burgi from the team of Matera 2019.

Wednesday 9th May at 5:30 p.m.
Getting to know Europe, Europe we want – side-event
Sala Levi at Palazzo Lanfranchi

Exhibition and conference curated by UNITEP (University for the Elderly and for Permanent Education) and sponsored by the DICEM (Department of European and Mediterraean Cultures) of the University of Basilicata and by the Museums of Basilicata.